Strangers On A Train - Gielgud Theatre

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Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
London
W1D 6AR

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 9 review(s)

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Latest Review: "Went to see this on sat, absolutely amazing performance. The set changes and props were brilliant..."

Age Restriction: Suitability 8 Years+ 

Alfred Hitchcock remains one of the best known names of 20th century cinema, with movies that have stood the test of time and are familiar to audiences around the world. This influence can even be felt in the West End where the ongoing production of The 39 Steps runs at the Criterion Theatre and where a musical version of Rebecca nearly opened in recent years.

Now fans of the famous director will have another opportunity to celebrate his work in the capital as Strangers On A Train arrives at the Gielgud Theatre with an impressive cast. The story is based on the 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith and was adapted into a movie a year later with Farley Granger and Robert Walker in lead roles.

In the capital audiences will see Laurence Fox and Jack Huston take on the roles made famous by the two Hollywood stars in a production that also welcomes the likes of Imogen Stubbs, Miranda Raison, Christian McKay and Myanna Buring. They will be working on a script penned by Craig Warner and based on the 1950 novel, whilst Robert Allan Ackerman directs.

Strangers On A Train focuses on the character of Guy Haines (Fox) who boards a train and strikes up a conversation with fellow passenger Charles Bruno (Huston). This seemingly innocent talk between the two is going to change Guy’s life in ways he couldn’t have imagined as he accidentally agrees to the death of his wife, leading to blackmail and intense anguish as he enters a world in which he wants no part.

Fans of the original novel will be delighted with this re-telling at the Gielgud Theatre and, thanks to the source material, those that have only seen the movie previously will find brand new angles to the events when the show heads to the stage.

Another part of the appeal is actor Laurence Fox, whose credits over the years have included Our Boys at the Duchess Theatre in 2012 and television shows such as Lewis.

Strangers On A Train is set to run at the Gielgud Theatre from Saturday 2nd November 2013, replacing the Toby Stephens-led production of Private Lives. 

Show Information
Booking From: Thursday, 20th February 2014
Booking Until: Saturday, 22nd February 2014
Age Restriction: Suitability 8 Years+ 
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